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SouthernMo

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  1. It is clear President Nelson is not afraid of challenging past practices. I like that.
  2. At that age, I didn’t want to talk to my parents every week. Not that this is a bad idea, but you’re right - different missionaries will have different needs.
  3. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    This comment makes you seem so small, Scott.
  4. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    I suspect this will all be cleared up this April at General Conference when in another stroke of bold leadership, President Nelson will summarily forbid all Mollydookers from taking the sacrament until sincere repentance and change is shown.
  5. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    FAKE NEWS! There was no collusion!
  6. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

  7. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    Transcript was posted on another thread. Can’t remember which one. I think @Tacenda shared it. I may be wrong about that.
  8. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    I stand by each of those comments, and would be happy to say any of them in Elder Oaks’ presence. The only comment of the three I could even mildly interpret as demeaning is my opinion about his refusal to be seen in public alone with his sister. The interpretation of my comments as demeaning is subjective, though. I give you that. In the future, I’ll remember that you are more sensitive than me. But, I don’t want to ridicule him. He’s a good dude, and trying like all of us to be like Christ.
  9. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    It seems that your position that you are sharing is based on quotes by leaders who you believe speak with authority. Beyond that, you have offered me no reasoning for your position, nor personal experience. I get that. For some, just being obedient is a place to start. I’ve tried to be obedient to this principle/rule/doctrine/teaching/symbol, and have found it makes no difference in my worship. So far, no one in this thread has offered me anything to give me reason to try again to focus on using my right hand to take the sacrament. I’m willing to keep listening, trying to find a reason to take this teaching from Elder Oaks to heart. But, at some point, when the only help people who agree with his teachings have to offer is “because he said so”, I start to have to think that his teachings are not sound or helpful. I remain open to ideas - if you have any.
  10. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    You’ll have to clarify your reasoning for me/us. I don’t follow your response.
  11. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    If you don’t know which remarks are mine, do not accuse me of demeaning him. You either can show me what I have said that demeans Elder Oaks or you cannot. This is not an “opinion” statement, Bernard. Please, show me where I have demeaned him, or take back your emotionally-charged statement.
  12. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    You are more than capable of figuring that one out for yourself. It seems though, that you have not figured it out for yourself. You’re defending how right Elder Oaks is without personal experience on the specific matter at hand (pun intended). How has taking the sacrament with your right hand improved your experience over times you have taken it with your left?
  13. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    Please explain to me how I have demeaned an apostle. Find a quote. I implore you - for the sake of your credibility.
  14. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    You seem passionate about this subject. I respect that. I like people who have strong principles. But, answer for me: what will happen to those of us who continue to use our left and right hands (depending on which side our kids are attacking that day)? Will we not feel the spirit as much? Is the atonement less effective? Or, is the idea for you simply a matter of obedience for obedience’s sake? What are the consequences of not obeying this message delivered to a group of young men? Why should I (or anyone) choose the “right?” (pun intended) 😁
  15. SouthernMo

    Left Hand

    It’s confusing. Sometimes, we hear in general conference apostles talking about letters they receive and read from members around the world. Other times, those letters are sent back in a way that often feels cold. Not sure how those men decide what to read and respond to, and what to return to the stake president.
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